One day a few years ago, Bruce Dobkin gazed out his office window on the UCLA campus and noticed a sign about an upcoming event for engineers. Dobkin...
Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer for men and women alike in the Western world. Our efforts in February to focus on heart prevention must concentrate on early detection and treatment, with disease reversal the goal.
I'm not going backwards, and I thank the people who called it impossible because I got a chance to prove that I am more than a conqueror through Christ who strengthens me. Healthy is my New Skinny!
Granted, I STILL do not know the outcome of my situation, but I am finally getting real solid answers after 15 years of misdiagnosis and confusion.
In honor of the heart's amazing ability to function independent of us telling it what to do, here are some interesting facts about this important muscle.
Weight problems aren't just about overeating or under exercising -- they're about metabolic changes that are collectively known as insulin resistance.
February is American Heart Month and it is a great time to reflect on our health and get back on track, making healthy lifestyle changes for our familia.
I often wonder whether my Babushka would have had to endure those near death experiences had she been educated about the preventative measures women can take to lower the risk of heart disease.
For me, health is a little less undeviating. There are times when I'll do a two-day juice cleanse, feel great, and then have an In N Out hamburger for breakfast the next morning.
Although this message is for anyone at increased risk for heart disease, it is especially directed to ladies because the incidence and resultant mortality rate is so high for women.
I also talk to a lot of cardiac arrest survivors, and the one thing they all have in common -- other than being alive -- is that someone stepped up and performed CPR.
If we want to have a chance to improve cardiovascular outcomes in the Latino community, we have to center our efforts on the heads of the families, Latinas. That being said, it is also important to understand that they will take care of everyone around them before attending to their own needs. For the benefit of our community, that has to change.
As a 26-year-old woman with a type-A personality, being diagnosed with heart disease just before moving into my college campus hasn't exactly been easy.
"I love you too" I told her, as I hugged her back. We both meant those words, even though we didn't know each other's names. She had a large scar that ran across her chest, poking out from her blue tribal print dress.
As February dawns, you're seeing a lot more red and more hearts. While that is partly due to Valentine's Day, it also is because -- for the 51st straight year -- the White House has designated February as American Heart Month.
I am 40 years old. A distance runner. I have heart disease. I am a woman. I fit the profile.